Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $91,285- $123,502
- Provide high level advice to the Minister
- Be part of a Government that is putting New Zealander’s first
- Fast paced and ever-changing environment
Hon Eugenie Sage, Minister responsible for Conservation, Land Information and Associate Environment is seeking an advisor who is committed to working in a close and trusting working relationship. You will support the Minister by providing sound political advice which will lead to quality and timely decision making and ultimately enhance Government policy decision-making.
Being deeply involved in the Minister’s delegated areas of responsibility, you will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of the Executive Government of today. This is a unique opportunity to share, contribute and strengthen your political knowledge at the heart of Government decision making.
You will be relied upon to have an excellent understanding of existing government and public service protocols and processes which leads to effective decision making. You will be known as someone who is able to think on your feet, solving a multitude of issues at any given point. Your communication skills and ability to quickly build effective working relationships within the Minister’s team, peers and key stakeholders will result in you being sought out as a credible and reliable expert.
On any given day, you could be involved in responding to Official Information Act requests, Written Questions from the Opposition, contributing ideas for the programme of the House of Representatives, meeting with advocacy groups, attending joint Minister’s meetings, discussing portfolio related issues with the Ministers’ officials or assisting the Minister’s staff to progress Government legislation.
The Minister values and requires a high level of trust and self-management, allowing you to work independently while contributing to team results. It is essential you are able to keep the Minister and staff informed of issues that impact on the workings of Government. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills along with attention to detail are essential. A relevant tertiary qualification and/or previous experience working in a ministerial office or Government department are highly desirable.
If you can interpret a wide range of information and resolve complex issues under pressure, this role may be just the next career move you are looking for.
The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to the professional development of its employees, offering a number of in-house and self-paced online learning opportunities.
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 31 January 2020
For more information please contact: Ministerial.Resourcing@dia.govt.nz
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